Plus, if this kid had oppositional defiant disorder, the school would be calling the parents.
You could manifest the qualities of oppositional defiance as early as three or four, I guess.
After a battery of psychological tests, Sean had been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder.
The problem with being really satisfied with an oppositional strategy is that it makes it awfully hard to be for something.
Fava posits a hypothesis that could explain his collection of findings—he calls it "the oppositional model of tolerance."
But locking up Ai simply made clear the power of his kind of oppositional art, and its global impact, and how unquenchable it is.
oppositional splendour is there, and the stained radiance of a Bachian chorale.
Thereupon the oppositional elements increased in numbers and displayed a marked combative disposition.
To this normal state of oppositional contraction the name "muscular tonicity" is given.
The oppositional Evening Journal has missed a capital opportunity of weeping over the barbarity of the soldateska.
late 14c., an astrological term for the situation of two heavenly bodies exactly across from one another in the heavens, from Old French oposicion (12c.) or directly from Latin oppositionem (nominative oppositio) "act of opposing, a placing against," noun of action from past participle stem of opponere "set against" (see opponent). Meaning "that which is opposite something else" is from 1540s; meaning "contrast, antagonism" first attested 1580s; sense of "political party opposed to the one in power" is from 1704. Related: Oppositional.